Judaism

In this photo provided by Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer, Ahava Ehrenpreis and her son, Saadya Ehrenpreis, pose for a picture in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Saadya Ehrenpreis was hospitalized with COVID-19 in April and died a month before he would have graduated from the Makor College Experience program at Yeshiva University. (Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 9:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis’ WhatsApp profile read: “Having the time of my life.” “And he was,” Ahava Ehrenpreis said of her son, one of more than 110,000 lives claimed by COVID-19 in the United States so far. Born with Down syndrome, Saadya was not...
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April 30, 2020 - 9:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators. Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built in New York. De Blasio oversaw the dispersal of a large, tightly packed Hasidic Jewish funeral and lashed out at the mourners who had gathered in defiance of social distancing rules. He tweeted Tuesday, April 28, that his message to the Jewish community “and all communities” is that the time for warnings has passed. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 29, 2020 - 11:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral on Wednesday at a briefing at which he also announced a program to provide 150,000 coronavirus antibody tests for health care workers and first responders. ____ ORTHODOX JEWISH FUNERAL TARGETED...
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Pastor Albert "Gonzo" Gonzales stands on a flat-bed truck as his church holds Easter services in the parking log in San Antonio, Sunday, April 12, 2020. Many churches are adapting their services as Christians around the world are celebrating Easter at a distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 15, 2020 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tanzania’s president claimed the coronavirus “cannot sit in the body of Christ.” Israel’s health minister dismissed a potential curfew by saying that “the Messiah will come and save us.” A global Muslim missionary movement held mass gatherings — and took blame for spreading the...
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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a meeting of the task force set up to curtail the new coronavirus outbreak, at his official residence in Tokyo Saturday, April 11, 2020. Japan has broadened a request for people to stay away from bars, clubs and restaurants across the whole country. (Kyodo News via AP)
April 13, 2020 - 1:36 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea vice health minister urges alertness...
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The Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, is empty Friday, April 10, 2020. Christians are commemorating Jesus' crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 12, 2020 - 7:20 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government approved a tight quarantine of several areas of Jerusalem on Sunday, including the historic Old City, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the city's most susceptible neighborhoods. A ministerial committee gave approved the shutting down of...
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The Rev. Nicolas Sanchez takes a phone call from a parishioner after live-streaming the Good Friday Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Los Angeles on Friday, April 10, 2020. The COVID-19 measures also have changed the way people worship, with churches and synagogues closed and many Passover and Easter services streamed online. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 11, 2020 - 5:29 pm
As coronavirus cases topped 1.75 million in the world during the past week — Holy Week for Christians and Passover for Jews — deaths in the United States overtook Italy's. And fatalities kept adding up sharply in a sequestered, terrified New York City. Associated Press journalists fanned out across...
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April 10, 2020 - 4:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government Friday announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country, stoking fears that an outbreak could devastate an already crippled health care system. The national emergency committee for the COVID-19 disease in Yemen’s...
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People buy flowers from a sidewalk flower stand on the first day of Passover, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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April 08, 2020 - 9:33 pm
Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague. The coronavirus has forced Jewish families to limit the...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020 file photo shows DJ Khaled at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin Crispell III will perform in a special BET show that will assist people of color deal with the coronavirus. The “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” broadcast special, will air on April 22 at 8 p.m. EST. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 08, 2020 - 4:26 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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